Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Yarn Along

In a week that has been beyond crazy, there is some comfort found in joining Ginny's Yarn Along. A place to share what's on my needles and nightstand. Knitting and reading, two things that when chaos stikes help keep me grounded and focused.


The knitting isn't much different than last week. Still working on this pair of socks. I am really loving how they are coming out and the yarn is beyond fabulous. It is a hand painted yarn from a local artisan.

As for reading, I am slowly working through easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline. So far this is fabulous. It is more about changing oneself. Isn't that usually the case? When something isn't how we would like, we need to look within to find the solution. Really we are the only ones we can change, and with that change others will respond to you differently.

I've just started Seven Times the Sun. Only a few pages in but enjoying it. I'm looking forward to creating more of a flow to our mostly crazy days. I find it hard at times having teenager to toddler. So many different directions to go. So many different needs to meet. I'm hoping to find tidbits in this book to help it all flow with a few less rapids.

The children and I will be reading Elissa's Quest. They picked it out and I don't know much about it. So we shall see. I'd love to hear from any of you that have read it.

Elsa Beskow is one of our favorite authors of the little one. She just love all of her book. The Sun Egg is the newest one in our collecting. Such a sweet story of a little Elf who discovers a "sun egg". I know this one will become a treasured favorite.

Hope all of you are having from creating and reading, two things that truly feed the soul.

11 comments:

  1. Hand painted yarns are so lovely...and I hear you on changing ourselves for better parenting, it always seems works that way :). BTW, did you get my email? Or you can see the end of my post today. There is a surprise for you...

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  2. Your socks look amazing, I love the colour:)

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  3. Sweet green wool!
    I'm going to look for some of those book offerings! I know there is a lot about my parenting that could change for the better...

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  4. love the green ... so pretty! and Elsa Beskow is a favorite around here -- dd has aobut 1/2 dozen of her books. I love the illustrations!

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  5. Ok I just sent you 2 more emails and wanted to let you know in case they don't go through again. Please let me know if you do or don't receive them!! Thanks!

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  6. The socks look great. Love the color. I also read A Homade Life and I love he book. I have tried a couple of recipes and keep her book in the kitchen.

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  7. I'm loving watching the socks progress each week, great job!

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  8. You're making great progress on your socks! I really like the colors.

    Kelly @ Creating a Family Home

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  9. The socks are really coming along! I love the color. I really enjoy using Seven Times The Sun. There are some great songs and recommendations in there. :)

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  10. I love the yarn you're using for those socks - such spring-like colours! We have Seven Times the Sun. It took me a while to get into it but it is good.

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